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Nemtsov: Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Vladimir Kara-Murza and Michael McFaul

March 6, 2018

Nemtsov is a documentary film about the late leader of the Russian opposition, directed by his friend and colleague Vladimir Kara-Murza. The film chronicles a remarkable political life.

Voting Patterns in the European Parliament: Is the Structure of Political Conflict Changing?

March 6, 2018

In this paper we study the changing multi-dimensional structure of political (ideological) conflict in the European Parliament.

Save the Date: Torun Dewan

February 23, 2017

Torun Dewan is a political scientist at the London School of Economics.

Philippe Van Parijs: "Europe's Destiny: A view from Brussels"

January 9, 2017

Due to the overwhelming interest in this event,  we have reached full capacity and are no longer able to accept further RSVPs or further requests to be added to the wait list.  Thank you. With the...

Seminar with Monica Martinez-Bravo

May 9, 2016

Monica Martinez-Bravo is an associate professor at CEMFI in Madrid, Spain. She received her Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 2010.

"The Legacy of War on Fiscal Capacity" with Didac Queralt

February 8, 2016

States make war, and wars make states. The second clause of Tilly's dictum assumes that the fiscal effort that states exert to wage war persists over time.

Europe-Russia Relations: The Impact of EU Expansion

September 30, 2014

 Please click on the image below to view the video recording of this event.  Co-sponsored by The Europe Center and the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. 

Ukraine: A Roundtable Discussion (note time change)

April 11, 2014

Mark von Hagen teaches the history of Eastern Europe and Russia, with a focus on Ukrainian-Russian relations, at Arizona State University, after teaching 24 years at Columbia University, where he...

World Trade and Global Governance

February 11, 2014

Europe Center special event with guest lecturer Pascal Lamy, the former Director-General of the World Trade Organization

Dealing with a Communist Dictatorship: U.S. Policy and the Softening of Soviet-Style Rule

May 14, 2013

The United States spends hundreds of billions of dollars on transforming the international landscape through military force in order to enhance America’s national security.

Stanford Interdisciplinary Conference on Conscience

November 8, 2012

Conference organizer: Nancy Ruttenburg What is conscience, what was conscience, and what is its future?

Ukraine’s Foreign Policy: Losing its Balance

April 13, 2012

This talk will address a primary foreign policy challenge for independent Ukraine which has been to strike a proper balance between its relations with the West and those with Russia.  Today,...

Scripting Revolutions

November 3, 2011

Note:  The Nov. 3rd opening lecture and reception is now full. We are unable to accept further RSVPs.

The End of Hungarian Democracy? International Implications

October 21, 2011

Co-sponsored by The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies and The Europe Center   Event Synopsis: The End of Hungarian Democracy?

The NATO-EU-Russia Triangle: Different Perceptions and Approaches to International Security

April 19, 2011

About the speaker: Dr. Franz Cede is a retired Austrian diplomat who served as the Austrian Ambassador to Russia (1999-2003) and to NATO (2003-2007).

Workshop on Islam and Secularism in Contemporary Turkey

November 15, 2010

This workshop is sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Program, and co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, the Europe Center, ...

Will the State Survive the 3rd Millennium?

November 9, 2010

Prince Hans-Adam II has dedicated his reign to bring Liechtenstein into the modern international community.

The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe are Alike

December 1, 2009

It is commonly believed that America and Europe are very different societies, and growing apart.

Russian Science and the Current Crisis

November 10, 2009

In her presentation "Russian Science Policy: Before and During the Economic Crisis," Irina Dezhina will outline the major characteristics of the R&D sector in Russia and offer an analysis of...

Wi(l)der West? A Transatlantic Perspective on the European Periphery from the Balkans and Turkey to Russia

October 22, 2009

In recent years, the United States and its European Union partners have often diverged in their policy outlooks towards the wider European periphery—the diverse region stretching from the Balkans...

Merkel 2, And What It Means for European and International Politics

September 29, 2009

Please join the Forum on Contemporary Europe for a first assessment of the September 27 German elections by FSI Senior Fellow Josef Joffe.

Velvet Revolution

September 24, 2009

In this public lecture, Timothy Garton Ash asks if 1989 established a new model of non-violent revolution, supplanting the violent one of 1789. Where might it happen next?

The New Global Architecture - Where Europe Fits In

May 18, 2009

Ambassador Sheinwald discusses how he envisages international relations will form in the near and far future.

Ukraine's Challenges, the West's Response

April 16, 2009

Ambassador Pifer clearly sets out the central issues for Ukraine in this coming year.


Francis Fukuyama Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
josling Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018